INCLUDE Week of Learning
Each year, INCLUDE holds a Week of Learning, designed to expand the work on special needs inclusion that happens at individual institutions throughout the year to educators, parents and community members all over the Bay Area. Each year INCLUDE chooses a different guest scholar, and this year INCLUDE is proud to present Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe, the first female deaf rabbi ever ordained and a passionate voice in the national conversation on inclusion in the Jewish community.
To learn more about the week's agenda (including any sign up required), visit the www.jewishlearningworks.org event page. (Events marked "open" are open to the public but may require registration; events marked "closed" are designed for particular populations at particular institutions.)
Cosponsored by Congregation Beth Am.
A native of Los Angeles, Rabbi Dubowe was ordained by Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a B.A in Jewish Studies from the American Jewish University formerly known as the University of Judaism and an M.A. in Hebrew Letters from HUC. Rabbi Dubowe has served several synagogues including Thousand Oaks, CA, Hollywood, CA and in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is currently serving as the interim rabbi for the Moses Montefiore Congregation in Bloomington, Illinois.
Besides serving the rabbinate full-time, Rabbi Dubowe offers her time to the greater Jewish Deaf Community. This community has a special place in Rabbi Dubowe’s life as she is the first female Deaf Rabbi ordained in the world. In addition, she has been a Scholar in Residence at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, Congregation Emanu- El, San Francisco and at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, NYC. Rabbi Dubowe has spoken at numerous synagogues throughout the country, written various articles and led webinars about the importance of inclusion within the Jewish community.
Rabbi Dubowe is married to Michael Dubowe. Together they have two daughters, Rachel who is studying at HUC Los Angeles for her MA in Jewish Education and Arielle who is studying marketing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.